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. >>> the saturated ground gave way yesterday forcing cal trans to cover a five mile stretch. a detour is also in place on ford rally road because of flooding. now you caught some people driving through and others were turned around. >> i am not going to take a chance to ruin the car and you know it happens every year and everybody here is used to it. >> cal trans will be in effect until further notice. >>> downed trees were cut down around the area and in mill valley a fallen tree took down power lines. in san francisco's neighborhoods a tree came down and one homeowner said the tree came within a couple of feet from his head. >>> there is a series of weakened storms and plastic paper is hanging to avert water away. the damage to the paintings were averted this time and they are, woulding on ceiling off the rain from getting in by the end of the month. >>> let's go in for tara, how is traffic looking so far? >> up on the roadways, no major incidents to report. if you look we can show you the amounts we had yesterday, so you can see folks are a driving towards the westbound area as you make yo
for the bridges. now we did have a chance to talk with cal tran. they just want to remind you to really take it easy. look from the management center in oakland shows you they do monitor the freeways in realtime. they do ask that you be very careful on the roadways and pay attention to the interchangeable message signs. we did talk to a chp officer earlier this morning. he stopped by but had to take off in a quick manner because he needed to respond to an accident and a spinout. that going on around the region this morning. the rain again has let up just a little bit. as steve mentioned it looks pretty good. we will continue to watch this as well as the flash flood watch for the north bay area. i was in talking with the chp officer he mentioned something kind of interesting. he said this wind can really, really wreak havoc on our morning drive. what it does do is help to blow some of that rain off of the roadways and helps to at least prevent a little bit of flooding and puddling along the roadways. so i thought that was really interesting. also you may already know this but the center lane
this weekend's heavy rain. another storm is expected to pass through our area tonight and tomorrow and cal trans is supposed to get that work done before more rainy weather hits. and they are expected to open in february of next year. the opening date has been pushed back twice and initially it was to open about a year ago and now the new opening date is for early 2013. but this erosion abatement work is supposed to last throughout the afternoon out to the north portal bridge area at devils slide is expected to work until 3:00 this afternoon. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we will have more on what oakland police will tell us about the arrest made in the beating and rape of an autistic girl. the 16-year-old girl left the fred finch center and they followed her to the bart station but lost sight of her. she was found two days later on a muni bus in san francisco. family members say she was badly beaten and assaulted. >> if he is the one who did the crime i will make sure this man spends the rest of his life in prison. >> they will be holding a news conference about this case
to repair their fence. as soon as they are done, cal trans can get in and clean up the oil on the roadway and we'll have it open within the hour. >> reporter: how much is this diesel spill on the roadway? >> it's basically five gallons of oil from the engine black. it's not diesel. >> reporter: it's not a huge spill but it's just one step at a time. >> just with the water it all spreads. we have to make sure it's all cleaned up. >> reporter: we should mention driver is okay. >> absolutely. >> reporter: it looks like the beginning of a very long morning if drivers head out the door right now. >> slow down and take your time getting there. >> reporter: thank you very much. you're taking a look at where the diverting traffic at this hour. that is the 680 interchange if you're familiar with this area. they are just pushing all traffic over there. i can tell you it is slow going. it backs up for quite awhile as people approach this area. again the best estimate we are being given is maybe within the hour. possibly 5:45. that gets us well into the morning commute. certainly this will impact thi
with flat tires after hitting that pothole. cal tran sent a crew out to repair the road. >>> overnight news a man is behind bars after leading officers on a high speed chase from san jose to the streets of oakland. the chp says the driver got on to interstate 880 toward oakland after failing to stop for a traffic violation. the chase lasted for several hours before the driver got off the freeway and stopped by spike strips near mountain view cemetery in piedmont. >>> all lanes have reopened on highway 580 in richmond. that is following a fatal accident. the chp says the pedestrian was hit and killed around 8:30 last night on westbound 580. authorities still looking into why the person was walking on the freeway. the big rig driver is cooperating. >>> two hours from now, the supreme court may announce whether it will reveal proposition 8. california's ban on same sex marriages. they met behind closed doors on friday. but prop 8 was not on the list. the court is set to release a number of cases at 6:30 this morning. and if the justices decline to review prop 8 that will let stand an appeals c
san jose by 2018. >>> cal train hopes today's rain won't do any damage. yesterday crews shored up a portion of devils slide that was damaged by this past weekends storm. traffic along highway 1 was reduced to one lane for much of the day. in santa cruz county vine hill road could partially reopen. heavy rains washed away part of the roadway. county crews say the restoration is a top priority because vein hill road is a crucial connector. >>> 4:47 is the time right now. let's go back over to tara. what are you keeping an eye on? >> there is an accident that popped up in oakland. i would like to take a look at the maps. here we do. let's take look at the maps. there you see it. okay. this is on 580 westbound. we have two lanes blocked right here. doesn't seem it's causing much of a backup here. i don't see too many slow speeds. that is the good news. we do have a couple fender benders at the bridge. be aware of that if you need to take the bridge this morning. if we take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza it is raining out there. i just got a text from michelle. she says it's
-- repair work is expected to get underway but cal tran says the stretch of highway -- the stretch of the highway will remain closed until it is repaired. >>> vine mill at 17 it -- vinehill at 17 is back ohm. homeowners are discuss -- is back open. homeowners are discussing bond measures to help keep roads better maintained. stay with us. you can get up-to-the-minute information by downloading the ktvu app or go to ktvu.com and look fogger stormwatch -- and look for the stormwatch tag. >>> hamid karzai, criticizing the united states during an interview with nbc news. president karzai blamed u.s. and nato forces for some of the insecurity in his country. he says he doesn't like the act that hundreds of prisoners are still being helled from the country and he signed that back in march with the president obama. he says he will not sign any more agreements with the u.s. until those prisoners are transferred. >>> well, the fiscal cliff is looming unless congress takes action to avoid it. coming up at 7:15, the number of california defense department jobs that could be lost if automatic
in these fires. vallejo police want you to report any information you have about these cases. >>> cal trans is wanting to be more public about overseeing projects. they are overseeing work on the eastern span of the new bridge. they have been publically defending the work and the secretive process used. complaints began after reports of irregularities about the foundation of the bridge which concerned experts. >>> there is a concern of performance enhancing drugs about viagra. reportedly they are taking the blue pill to help their athleticism. is it legal? the controversial is coming -- controversy is coming up at 5:15. >>> tara, what are you seeing? >>> construction is wrapping up on the dumbarton and a high wind advisory is in effect for the bay bridge and you can feel it so it is going a little slower than usual. and coming through bay point, those are coming towards bay point and in san rafael, you can see 101, no problems as you go through san francisco and at the san mateo bridge, we have traffic flowing nicely and in hayward on the left. here is steve. >>> thank you tara, in between
's heavy rain. another storm is expected to pass through our area and cal trans is supposed to get that work done before the storm hits. they are scheduled to open in february of next year and its opening has been delayed at least a few times. initially it was supposed to open a year ago and then they said it would open this month and now it is 2013 when it is supposed to be complete. it is supposed to be completed and hopefully they will get it done. these one way traffic controls all the way out to the northport tall bridge area, they will be in effect until 3:00 this afternoon. ktvu channel 2 morning news allie rasmus. >>> the rain led to this huge sinkhole in lafayette. the shine of generator lights filled the neighborhood as crews made temporary repairs to mountain drive. rushing creek water damaged the road and some utility lines and some people what live there are affected. >> this is very much expected and we are grateful the city is on it and things are happening. -- things are happening. >> now the road is not expected to be fixed until at least next spring. >> oakland po
overnight causing slides which forced the closure of highway 16 in some areas. cal trans says the road will remain closed until tomorrow. coming up at 11:35, the other problems on the road drivers faced today. you won't believe what happened. >>> new tonight, a marin county school will be closed because of flooding. officials at white hill middle school say the campus experienced significant flooding because of today's storm. part of the library is even covered in mud. campus officials hope to clean up the mess left behind tomorrow and reopen the campus on tuesday. >>> viewers have been sending in storm pictures all date. check out this one of a mudslide blocking traffic. the road has since been cleared. here is the tunneled in berkeley flooded over with drain water. if you took any good weather photos today we want to see them. e-mail them to you report at kgo-tv.com. for those cleaning up, they don't have a lot of time before we get more rain. >> we really do want to thank you for sending in all of the video and all of the pictures. it gives us a good sense of how much the storm syst
the canyon overnight causing slides which forced the closure of highway 16 in some areas. cal trans says the road will remain closed until tomorrow. coming up at 11:35, the other problems on the road drivers faced today. you won't believe what happened. >>> new tonight, a marin county school will be closed because of flooding. officials at white hill middle school say the campus experienced significant flooding because of today's storm. part of the library is even covered in mud. campus officials hope to clean up the mess left behind tomorrow and reopen the campus on tuesday. >>> viewers have been sending in storm pictures all date. check out this one of a mudslide blocking traffic. the road has since been cleared. here is the tunneled in berkeley flooded over with drain water. if you took any good weather photos today we want to see them. e-mail them to you report at kgo-tv.com. for those cleaning up, they don't have a lot of time before we get more rain. >> we really do want to thank you for sending in all of the video and all of the pictures. it gives us a good sense of how much the s
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